pseudoephedrine

[ soo-doh-i-fed-rin, -ef-i-dreen, -drin ]
/ ˌsu doʊ ɪˈfɛd rɪn, -ˈɛf ɪˌdrin, -drɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a dextrorotatory, isomeric compound, C10H15NO, used as a nasal decongestant.

Nearby words

  1. pseudocyst,
  2. pseudodementia,
  3. pseudodiphtheria,
  4. pseudodipteral,
  5. pseudoedema,
  6. pseudofolliculitis,
  7. pseudofracture,
  8. pseudoganglion,
  9. pseudogene,
  10. pseudogeusesthesia

Origin of pseudoephedrine


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British Dictionary definitions for pseudoephedrine

pseudoephedrine

/ (ˌsjuːdəʊˈɛfɪˌdriːn, -ˌdrɪn) /

noun

a drug similar in action to ephedrine, used extensively as a decongestant
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